NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Hard Rock Cafe Yankee Stadium will be located on the corner of 161st Street and River Avenue and feature seating for 210 guests. It will be open year-round to ticketholders and non-ticketholders alike with a full bar and patio seating. The restaurant will house memorabilia from top artists, with an emphasis on New York-area talent and additional Yankees-related pieces.
"Adding popular and premier dining options such as the Hard Rock Cafe and NYY Steak was done with our fans in mind," said Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost. "The new Yankee Stadium will be a destination that fans of every age and from around the world can look forward to visiting throughout the calendar year. By creating year-round restaurants that provide substantial full- and part-time union employment for those in the local community, our partnership with Hard Rock fulfills our initiative to make the new Yankee Stadium a source of pride for Bronx residents."
In connection with the new deal, Hard Rock has announced that it will donate 26 guitars to two Bronx-based programs-Highbridge Voices and Renaissance E.M.S.-which focus on music, entertainment and sports.
"Because all of our Bronx kids can't become Yankees, I applaud Hard Rock Entertainment for donating guitars to community music programs," Bronx Borough President Adolfo C Carrión, Jr. said. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers